Like Reheated Pizza? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

Show me someone who has not ever reheated a slice or two of leftover pizza and I will show you someone who has never eaten one.  But now I am finding out I’ve been doing it all wrong.  Who knew the best wasn’t to just nuke it for a minute and a half?  It seems you need a skillet with a lid and 2 drops of water.

 The only thing better than ordering a takeaway pizza is eating the leftovers for lunch the next day.

But reheating your slice in the microwave can result in a soggy piece of pizza.

Now a viral image from a Brooklyn restaurant reveals a much better way to warm up a slice that will leave the bottom crispy, the crust moist and the cheese gooey – and you’ll need a frying pan.

For the viral trick, the pizza is first put into a hot pan without any oil or water to crisp up the bottom.

Then, a splash of water is added before the pan is covered so that the cheese on top melts again.

An image revealing how to recreate the kitchen hack was shared on Reddit and then re-posted on Twitter by user Jules Scott.

It comes from a pizzeria in Brooklyn called Roberta’s Pizza, often dubbed the ‘darling’ of New York and a hipster hangout for its wood-fired pizzas.

It follow advice from a former pizza worker at Domino’s and Papa John’s, who gave his best pizza reheating tips.

He said the best way to reheat pizza at home was to put a slice in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil with the lid on for a few minutes.

He claims this technique also keeps the bottom crust crispy without drying out the toppings.

A viral image from Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn has been shared on Reddit and Twitter and reveals the 'best' way to reheat a slice of leftover pizza

How to perfectly reheat a slice of pizza

1. Put a slice of cold pizza in a skillet on a medium to low heat.

2. Cook for two minutes or until the bottom is crispy.

3. Place two drops of water into the hot pan away from the pizza, and turn the heat down to low.

4. Cover the skillet, and cook for one minute covered to melt the cheese using the steam from the water.

5. Eat! The bottom should be crispy, the cheese melted and the crust moist.

Steven Ahle

I have been the editor and writer for Red Statements and The PC Graveyard. Won the 2014 FJN Journalist of the Year Award. Author of six fiction books available on "I am a troll bridge. You can cross me but you will pay the price"

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